Why is an Orange?

Someone asked me
Why is an orange?
With a punch line I don't understand
Posed with hands eight inches apart
Index fingers pointing to the sky
Like goal posts:
Because a banana is this color.
The distance between the fingers is roughly the length of a banana
Bu the color reference has me quizzed
And the fruit's preposition
As if there is an unseen cosmic connection between
Fruit and color
Distance and fruit
Color and distance
Warping themselves together into a place where time does not exist
And all assumed connections are myths

© Poem Fix 2012

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